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Title: Should You Choose Brick or Stone Masonry?


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Should You Choose Brick or Stone Masonry?
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  • When thinking about building a new home, or any
    kind of structure, youll likely be choosing
    between brick or stone masonry, but how do you
    decide between the two?
  • While stone work can give an aesthetically
    pleasing element to a structure, and doesnt
    require any external treatment, brick masonry
    requires external plastering to improve its
    overall appearance. That said, there are pros and
    cons to both methods and materials

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  • What is brick masonry?
  • When bricks are used in masonry, theyre placed
    side by side and one above the other to form a
    single, solid structure, bonded into place with
    cement mortar. There are several different
    methods of arranging bricks used by skilled brick
    masons, such as brick bonds, with some bonds
    being stronger and more popular than others.
    There are also different types of bricks used,
    such as clay, fly ash, cement and concrete bricks.

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  • What is stone masonry?
  • Stone masonry is when stones are placed together
    and bonded with mortar to form a solid structure,
    and has been a popular technique for centuries.
    As a natural building material, stone is favored
    by many homeowners for its aesthetic appeal, and
    is cut and dressed into shapes by skilled stone
    masons. An economical option, stone is used in
    the construction of various buildings and its
    components, from walls and columns, to lintels,
    arches and beams.

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  • Depending upon how the stone is arranged and to
    what level of refinement is there in the surface
    finish, stone masonry can be classed as rubble or
    ashlar masonry.
  • Choosing between stone and brick masonry
  • Ultimately, a lot will come down to your budget
    and the overall look you want to achieve on the
    structure, and your chosen masonry contractor
    will be able to discuss both options with you in
    more detail. To sum both materials up though

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  • Stone masonry gives a more attractive look to a
    structure and does not require any external
    treatment, however, its important to note that
    stone isnt always readily available, and as
    such, is a costlier option.
  • Stone masonry is a method generally used in those
    areas in which natural stone can be found locally
    in abundance, and it can have a more decorative,
    visually appealing impact for boundary walls, for
    example.
  • Brick masonry requires external plastering to
    help improve its overall appearance, but the
    materials are easy to find and buy, and come in
    the required shapes and sizes.

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  • So, to sum it up in brief (your local brick and
    stone mason can go into more detail for you)
    brick masonry is a preferred option in the case
    of major load-bearing structures, while stone
    masonry is often used when a more decorative,
    natural look is required.

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